pewter

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpjuːtər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpjutɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pyo̅o̅tər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pew•ter /ˈpyutɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Metallurgya kind of metal in which tin is the chief constituent.
  2. utensils and vessels made of pewter.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. Metallurgymade of pewter.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pew•ter  (pyo̅o̅tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Metallurgyany of various alloys in which tin is the chief constituent, originally one of tin and lead.
  2. a container or utensil made of such an alloy.
  3. such utensils collectively:a revival of interest in pewter.
  4. British Terms
    • a cup awarded as a prize or trophy, as in a sporting event.
    • See  prize money (def. 2).

adj. 
  1. Metallurgyconsisting or made of pewter:a pewter mug.
  • Vulgar Latin *piltrum; perh. akin to spelter
  • Middle French peutre
  • Middle English pewtre 1325–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pewter /ˈpjuːtə/ n
  1. any of various alloys containing tin (80–90 per cent), lead (10–20 per cent), and sometimes small amounts of other metals, such as copper and antimony
  2. (as modifier): pewter ware, a pewter tankard
  3. plate or kitchen utensils made from pewter
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French peaultre, of obscure origin; related to Old Provençal peltre pewter

ˈpewterer n
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